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you're watching r t tonight the latest diplomatic marathon over syria results in unilateral approval of a resolution of the u.n. security council one of the country's next moves on chemical disarmament. claims of state slavery of fire to cattle as the football community teams up with rights activists over dover building its world cup dream at a lethal cost to immigrant workers. the noose tightens their own greece's extreme right golden dawn party as police arrest its leaders and supporters it's the first crackdown of its kind since the one nine hundred seventy s. . and faced with a war averse public the u.k. eyes unmanned drones expendable mercenaries and propaganda to fire up the nationals it.
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to become to this hour if you just joined us this is r.t. my name is kevin now in our top story then as i just mention the hague based watchdog says the syrian government should destroy all chemical weapons facilities by november it's also giving damascus until the middle of next year to get rid of the poisonous substances it's already developed it's after the u.n. security council unanimously back that resolution requiring syria to eliminate its arsenal and its moscow insisted the document does not authorize the immediate use of force if it doesn't comply the details from a new york correspondent than. this breakthrough marks the first time the united nations security council has agreed on a binding document concerning syria the resolution unanimously adopted by the council requires the verification and destruction of syria's chemical weapons stockpile however while it doesn't mention chapter seven towards the end of the
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document it does not indicate that immediate use of force would be allowed that this is something that russia's foreign minister sergei lavrov explained in detail while addressing the security council in europe with but the with. the resolution does not fall under chapter seven of the un charter and does not allow for the automatic use of force if we have verbs the agreement that the russian american meeting in geneva regarding violations of the use of chemical weapons by anyone will have to be carefully investigated by the security council of the united nations with the council will stand ready to take action under chapter seven of the u.n. charter any incident which is considered to be a violation of the resolution would have to be proved one hundred percent yours did for any action taken to. the resolution also calls for the convening of the geneva two peace talks which u.n.
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secretary general ban ki-moon says could happen as soon as november geneva two is where the syrian government and opposition are supposed to come to the table together to negotiate a peaceful path towards their future and an ultimate end to the two and a half year civil war taking place in that country russia's foreign minister sergei lavrov says that the syrian opposition as well as the government is up lives to comply with all measures in the security council resolution deals to the zobel many of them that is that the responsibility for implementing this resolution lies not only with the government of syria as opposed to the demands of the u.n. security council the syrian opposition will have to cooperate with the u.n. exposed to the world. in the meantime u.s. secretary of state john kerry said the precedent setting resolution shows that how will diplomacy can peacefully disarm the worst weapons however during his address to the security council secretary kerry reminded members that the use of force
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against syria is an option that u.s. president barack obama continues to keep on the table reporting from new york. r.t. while speaking. before the vote foreign minister lavrov said the world's no multi-polar and there's no place for unilateral action against other states without collective approval is a contrast then to president obama's theory of u.s. exceptionalism which he defended on the same stage just a few days before she a political analyst eric draitser told me it's a mantra resulting from america's declining image essentially what we should understand is that the language that obama is using is not only just to make the case that somehow the united states is above other countries that the united states is above international law that the united states is above the very institutions that the united nations represents that it is above everything that has happened since world war two in other words it is the might make makes right principle and you know you don't want to reduce it down to such
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a simplistic concept but unfortunately that is the reality of international relations when it comes to the united states and of course their anger with the russians their anger with putin is his and russia's inability to accept this principle and we're seeing a tectonic shift i think in global geopolitics as countries who even ten years ago would never even dare question the notion of american exceptionalism and america's ability and albeit right to assert its military authority around the world now this is being questioned and this is of course a combination of many different factors not the least of which is america's global pristine in decline. we spoke to syria's foreign minister on the sidelines of the un general assembly told us damascus is ready to comply with the roadmap to chemical disarmament but is worried about possible provocation from rebel forces. we. are seeing but we are worried. the terrorist
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group also has chemical weapons and they want to use it. to show the west that syria is not committed to its commitments you see the entire interview syria's top diplomat on our website so if you fancy it said r.t. dot com. the capital of cattle is growing in leaps and bounds these days gearing up for the twenty twenty two world cup but it's coming at the tragic cost of dozens of lives the football community rights groups accuse the government of treating migrant construction workers like slaves force them to work in a humiliating and simply inhumane conditions. at some british firms to get their thoughts on. the choice to cast for the twenty twenty two world cup has raised more than just a few y. brows while football fans wonder how they'll avoid alcohol restrictions if they attend the tournament and players raise concerns over the desert heat an
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investigation by britain's guardian newspaper has uncovered an altogether more serious control of the city for the twenty twenty two host nation according to the publication next. major infrastructure projects for the world cup have been subjected to forced labor they've been denied water in extreme heat and they were dying at a rate of almost one a day joining the summer half of football fans in london the news merely adds insult to injury after a break to spread to host the twenty eighteen world cup was rejected so i've come to london soho where football fans regularly flood the park to find out what they think. forty four people died in two months you know that's a higher ratio than had almost of a dam you know back in the what it was the twenty's and thirty's the no job was first world war standard you know there's a lot of people dying and it sounds like there's not a great deal of governance going on if that's what's happening there was brought round the big gamble with china have having been the olympics. was that they could
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be encouraged to live on the same physical because of brought the game to the world. the only way to really make it global is to bring questionable countries into the fold in terms of highlighting to the world be atrocities that are going on trying to turn those around they don't think it's a good thing because you could hollow that because it's the poster child twenty twenty two c.p.m. committee which is responsible for the organization of the tournament that has said it is deeply concerned by the allegations and has vowed to investigate them but the next police ambassador to canada has already said that abuse of migrant labor is that is so entrenched in the emirates that it might as well be called an open jail so for those watching from the sidelines here in london or indeed from pubs like these it raises questions over whether or not cats are should be afforded the privilege of hosting the international tournament reporting from london i'm poly.
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and swords to buy them from the go for short human rights watch you told us that qatar has a long history of neglecting workers' rights. it's the government's job to respond to the allegations and the delegations are very credible no everyone knows what the problem is it's not rocket science and this is not a question of money it's a question of forcing the good laws getting rid of the virus laws are. prosecuting the vendors and the car can do that it's just a question of whether it's willing to go the extra mile and to be car our leader in the region where we are you know my coworkers rate is a real serious issue it has been for a very long time so there is going purity but employers many of them most of them are out early and the results and the critical riddick abuses which have been reviewed again coming up published channel and historic phone call but no guarantees the presence of the u.s. and iran to speak directly for the first time in over thirty years we're later how
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this long awaited thaw in relations could be drowned out by the loud voices of america's and around allies. greek authorities are conducting a sweeping crackdown on the extreme right golden dawn party arresting its leader and doesn't the senior officials and members to stems from the murder of a problem of how the fascist two weeks ago allegedly by a member of golden dawn the party has become greece's third largest is best known for terrorizing immigrants and attacking political rivals but dr alexander kazimierz sousa specialist agreed politics says it won't be that easy. it is clear that there are ties between golden dawn and certain parts of the greek state operators and these have been going on for decades they did not just take place recently it is clear for example that golden dawn have had close ties with the greek police there have been arrests of two prominent policeman so far but also
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members of golden dawn in the greek security services greek. security service official who was in charge all were monitoring the movements all the party turned out to be in fact of an m.p. of the party and most probably an informant of the party inside the greek intelligence so far they are not banning golden dawn because they want to avoid a situation whereby the movement although with the organization rather goes underground and becomes a more threatening force in. however there are resting its members and they're going for something like a defacto back without a proper legal battle. for the first time in over thirty years the leaders of iran and the u.s. have spoken to each other directly following the red phone conversation barack obama said he hoped the stalemate over to run its nuclear ambitions could be solved but he said there is no guarantee of success and that there are still serious
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obstacles to be overcome america's top ally israel remains skeptical about the softer approach around voiced at the u.n. general assembly and the prime minister netanyahu labeled it a quote smokescreen and said to run can't be trusted analysts believe though that the toughest hurdle to the solution is the strong anti iran might be within the u.s. or through the story joe horn told us that their influence on the president could prove decisive. united states needs iran to help it pull out successfully from afghanistan in two thousand and fourteen recall that in two thousand and one the iranians were very helpful to then u.s. president george w. bush in terms of helping to dislodge the taliban from power around can also be helpful with regard to the crisis in iraq with bombings at a level not seen since two thousand and six and two thousand and seven the problem is that the israeli lobby in the united states is very powerful not least in mr obama's own democratic party coalition and it is no secret that mr netanyahu the
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prime minister of israel is itching to launch military strikes against ron's nuclear facilities given such pressures it's unclear how these diplomatic talks will turn out. well that a start phone calls cost a son rouhani some public support back home he was greeted by hardline protesters on the arrival in tehran something he threw eggs and shoes at his car. into the president's stance on washington. coming up a man whose goal billions in the bank hague's the euro but is a fan of the death penalty made frank strong who looks set to edges way into all schools parliament on the back of a. skepticism we talked to him. also later to following up the flame of the games old most watched the rehearsal for the olympic torch lighting ceremony from the birthplace of a legendary sporting event. wealthy
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british. market. find out what's really happening to the global economy with mike stronger for a no holds barred look at the global financial headlines kaiser reports.
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again twenty three fifteen year moscow mercenaries drones and cyber warfare may be the only way forward for the u.k. military according to a study put together for the country's ministry of defense turns out that army chiefs are worried that the british public just won't be sold on war anymore otherwise so they're looking at how to reinvigorate the warrior spirit as i recently found out. how to sell a war to a british public that's not buying that's the topic of the latest study by the ministry of defense reacting to what the paper calls a wrong assumption that the british people has become risk averse in
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a nutshell the paper says it's not the people don't want war it's that they don't understand how it will benefit them so in an effort to explain war better the think tanks make some recommendations to make a large investment into drones suggesting that if people in foreign countries that killed at arms length the british public mind so much second use more contractors aka must raise rather than british soldiers to lessen worries about casualties. use more special forces soldiers because apparently the loss of elite soldiers doesn't have such an impact on the public because that role is perceived as inherently more risky and full something military families are already calling disgraceful reduce the profile of repatriation ceremonies for sessions of hearses carrying coffins straight to the union jack when bodies are brought back from
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afghanistan. but a war weary british public isn't keen on having its opinions swayed and is particularly adamant about keeping repatriation the ceremonies in the public cause i think there should be respected for what they've done and we should be aware that it was just north of the. only thing they can do is. publish the right warning move possible before you think basically fish shouldn't be going to war so it's really trying to avoid war rather than try to make it sound it makes an interesting way the paper appears prescient because it was written before the british parliament voted against getting involved in syria under the immense weight of public opinion but. it seems unlikely that the public will be manipulated into supporting conflict quite as easily as even the ministry of defense admits that the current version to war is the result of
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a people that's better informed and an opposition that's more sophisticated. well online perhaps drugs could be an idea for britain civilian aircraft least they don't fall asleep mid-flight like it seems rather than half of the u.k. pilots who is surveyed who admitted dozing off with a joystick at least once they also reported sometimes for their colleagues once or twice asleep as well more of that on our website also the two sued for sawyer and so us christian group wants the kansas education board in court for teaching children about evolution and global warming saying it violates pupils religious freedom the genesis of that story from us all. right see. first for you and i think that you're. on a reporter's. instrument. the
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dress rehearsal for lighting of the sochi twenty fourteen winter olympics torch has taken place in greece is ancient elim pier it's the final preparation before the actual ceremony on sunday. shows there. actually watching the rehearsal for some ceremonies here actually impeded the pace of the lympics two and a half thousand years ago and this cycle actually herald the start of the next dylan pics and that's because the loop explains the full g. twenty four team and it will keep it consultants you can see here practicing what maybe someday in at least marriage law if you still should the first torchbearer who by tradition is always to greet and he will then hand nancy the russian torch bearer who on this occasion will be ice hockey star alexander ovechkin he would gently has been released by the washington capitals one weekend only to carry out
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his song or that torch then go on a seven day tool of greece before ending up in ashton's next weekend it would then be taken to moscow for the russian leg to leg. while america will take the olympic torch to the bottom of lay by karl also to the highest peak in europe and even i had to outer space near me right the torch is set to fly to the station next week and then be taken out for a space walk in a spectacular out of this world show we'll be there watching the ceremony it will bring you the highlights. when austrians vote in a parliamentary election on sunday it'll be an unusual ballot for europe because they're doing pretty well their economy is fairly robust even so the euro skeptic parties are polling strongly they could get a third of the vote they are all of
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a caught up with the flamboyant billionaire leader of one group. the latest polling information ahead of sunday's election here in austria suggests that the country will see a return of the so-called grand coalition between the social democrats and the conservative people's party however this election has seen a rise in the amount of people turning towards euro skeptic parties now to talk a little bit more about that i'm joined by the founder of one of those here a skeptic parties mr frank thanks very much for talking to me why has your skepticism caught the imagination in austria we are nuts get this for me yes. i'm very much for european unity and so on which is always thought that come with currency doesn't make sense it's economic it not viable and all the science at that doesn't work now do you think that brussels currently has too much say over the sovereignty of nations like austria while a candid. perrie's and because each country has
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a certain culture for hundreds and thousands a year as an each country must govern down destiny on the other hand the european unity would be that people can move freely around and in products could be moved around freely but again the currency just doesn't work now how important to the rest of the e.u. is they selection taking place in austria well. i don't think we will get a majority at this time but we have set principles and dollars for pete daksh reforms in parliamentary reforms and parliamentary reform so we hope to reduce the power of politicians and. citizens representatives will have more say in government thank you very much for talking to me frank stronach there the founder of teen stronach party running in this year's
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austrian elections. ostrom i will be covering. safe passage them for you so for you have your reply until tomorrow but as you've seen a few minutes in the cause report the shocks keep on jolting the global world of business. ben moshe c.e.o. of ai jean the insurance giant which took eighty five billion bailout money from the american taxpayer said that congressional outrage at the ensuing bonuses paid to these executives in a failed fraudulent phony financial products unit was quote just as bad as the deep south lynching that cracker on wall street sees a kinship with the way blacks were lynched it you know here's what i think black america should do in light of this revelation they should demand reparations for having built the united states of america they are owed by some calculations and
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this was an issue a few years ago five to seven trillion dollars in cash right now black america this cracker thinks you're not worth it is suffering of taking billions in bonus money is equivalent to you building into our culture that he now profits from i'm a victim i was the first of billions of dollars of bonuses a meal of victim oh i can't stand it lynched. angry crowds in bahrain of clashed with security forces and process to the arrest of a prominent opposition figure former m.p. was taken into custody charged with inciting terrorism place used tear gas and water cannons to disperse for thousands of try to get to pearl square the cradle of bahrain's long running arrest the opposition is demanding human rights reforms in accuses the government of conducting a ferocious crackdown. on world news headlines tonight security forces in sudan of opened fire on demonstrators killing another full people in protest which raises
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all week rest is rooted in the cotton fuel subsidies approved last week by president bashir rights groups believe a total of fifty four people have been shot dead so far driving and given over the police's increasingly lethal force a growing for bashir to end its almost quarter century in power. boats carrying asylum seekers from indonesia to a strait is capsized off the coast of java or at least twenty one people drown the survivors say the radio destroyer for help several times postcodes contacted their counterparts and into the easier but help came out too late it's more than one hundred people are on board many still missing tonight. a mass of people suffering network in china has been smashed in a major nationwide operation police rescued nine hundred two abducted children made over three hundred arrests the group kidnapped many children and women and sold it was workers old wives to families across china or indeed forced them into prostitution trafficking is a major issue for china it is blamed on the strict one child policy that. while we
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sort of just about to see him again the ex-president still kone good enough to quitting capitol hill yes mr kaiser hear that after the break. i bet anyone who lives in the united states knows a few people or just dismal geography a certain small percentage of the country just can't get the care of those above us but how porter is doing geography anyways what one author on the washington post blogs recently wrote that knowing geography really doesn't matter that much he was writing in response to the game where is damascus which challenges people to find serious capital on a blank map he said that whether americans can find secure on a map doesn't affect the wisdom of
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a punitive strike meant to uphold international orms against the use of chemical weapons and often disasters draw our attention to places we'd never heard of before like pearl harbor or columbine or syria but let's look at this way i don't exactly know where persons kidneys are or how exactly they work so by all normal logic that means i'm not qualified to have an opinion about. whether we should remove john doe's kidneys my opinion doesn't count because i am kidney ignorant so if you know so little about syria that you can't even find it on a map then you are more likely to believe from a guy in a suit on t.v. that there must be an intervention to save the people there you have no idea who they are or why they are suffering or how to save them but crushed out of that intervention sounds nice knowing at least we're a country is on the map is the first step in building informed opinion but that's just my opinion.
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on the money with the business over us. welcome to the kaiser report i max kaiser you know earlier this week. ben moshe c.e.o. of ai gene the insurance giant which took eighty five billion bailout money from the american taxpayer said that congressional outrage at the ensuing bonuses paid to these executives in a g.'s failed fraudulent phony financial products unit was quote just as bad as the deep south lynching. let me tell you something bob.
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financial products unit were indeed chased down by a crowd of angry taxpayers and defrauded investors wielding pitchforks and hangman's nooses as you suggest in your interview history could one day possibly look on this as an act of great injustice a stain on the soul of a population but violently repressed innocent bankers based simply on the color of their derivatives but i doubt it so you see what is going on here max he's referring in particular to a id's financial products unit the unit that is based here in london headed by cassano who remember the whole bank went bust the insurance company went bust a five billion dollars and taxpayer bailout so he was interviewed in the wall street journal and he suggested that when congress was against paying bonuses to this very unit here that destroyed the insurance company well.


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